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Apple Dragon by Tsitra360 Apple Dragon by Tsitra360
Sweet and simple concept. A dragon gets an apple. That's what came across in my mind and I had to paint it.

Time: 10 hours
Program: SketchbookPro/Photoshop CS5

Comment? Critique? I put my whole mind into this.
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:iconnarutodagger920:
Narutodagger920 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Would it okay if I wrote a fan fiction based off this? This art just made me have an bloom of ideas of who this dragon is.
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Sure
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:iconwoothie:
woothie Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Prints.
Now.
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:iconattack193:
attack193 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
DAMN. You've got some crazy skill, sir! =O
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:icontaila1:
Taila1 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
I lov apple dragon
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Thanks :)
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:icontaila1:
Taila1 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
you're welcome!
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:iconoragamiknight:
oragamiknight Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow simply beautiful~
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:iconblackswanized:
BlackSwanized Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
I love this. The sunset, grass, dragon's little smirk.

And a little bit off topic, Apple Dragon made me giggle a bit since I found out a while ago that here in Finland, Apple (Omena) and Dragon (Lohikäärme) were actual names few hundred years ago.
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:iconambarden:
Ambarden Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Sweet I want an apple nom nom nom :D
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:iconalicornbob:
AlicornBob Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
"Nom" will always be the way of the world.
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:iconloverofhorses2:
LoverOfHorses2 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
EPIC !!!!!!! Wow !
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:iconfreespyrodragon:
freespyrodragon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Writer
this is amazing if i had the money i would bye it
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:iconfreespyrodragon:
freespyrodragon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Writer
dis is epic as hell
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:iconmyth-keeper:
Myth-Keeper Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
this is awsomeee!!
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:iconroyal-dragon:
Royal-Dragon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. the dragon looks so peaceful. I really like the fact an apples falling from the tree.
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:iconkuksi23:
Kuksi23 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah! This is amazing! You are a master! You are really good artist! REALLY REALLY gOOD! Woah those scales... are so...so... BEUTIFUL :iconimpressedplz: And woah those clouds and sunset and tree and everything is so nice and really well done! If I could I would make a cirtique bur I can't :/
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Well you can consider this as a mini-critique. And I thank you for that.
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:iconkuksi23:
Kuksi23 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh that's not a problem :) usually I'm not that good at cirtiques...
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:iconhislilhalo1:
hislilhalo1 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
dawww~~~~!!!! the coloring looks so much better! it looks clearer and more vibrant. nicely done!
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Thanks, I like using vibrant colors...brings a more positive emotion in people.
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:icontwarda8:
Twarda8 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
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Twarda sees apples.
Twarda does facepalm.
They looks like coconuts. You have to began paint still lifes. And I am opponent to custom brushes.

Hm... I think it might be sayed to harsh... To be clear, the purpose of my comment was not trolling, abusing but baldly notice the errors.

As for the rest of the picture, you need become better, so I will be able to write proper a comment.
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
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Tsitra looks at apples online
Tsitra looks at coconuts online
Tsitra sees your point

No no, your critiquing at the art and not me, I appreciate that. And yes, man I need more background practice...and learn painting techniques without a custom brush. Honestly, this was an attempt after reading a tutorial made by a concept artist, except that person knows how to use custom brushes without it being obviously painted by custom brushes.
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:icontwarda8:
Twarda8 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Ok.
Because using custom brushes and using them well is the thing.
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:iconvenerabela:
Venerabela Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very pretty dragon :3
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:iconghooostie:
Ghooostie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Looks amazing. Love the attention to detail on the scales :3
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:icontrencik:
trencik Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awsome job Tsitra.:D
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Thanks. :D
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:icontrencik:
trencik Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem.:aww:
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:iconephraimrayquaza:
EphraimRayquaza Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Amazing lighting and scenery. :icongreatjobplz:
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Thank you, that was my goal for the painting.
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:iconspikestuff:
Spikestuff Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student Artist
Awesome Work Like Always Chris (if only i wasn't at school :| i couldve got first Dohwell)
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
haha, and thanks
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:iconholycross9:
HolyCross9 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
I thought dragons were meat eaters?
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
You remember they don't exist right? That means I can make them herbivores if I want.
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:icondragonvampriss:
DragonVampriss Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so cute <3
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:iconeliteshadowlugia:
EliteShadowLugia Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
All those scales must've taken painstakingly long. o-o
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Not really. I think it was only 50 minutes
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:iconeliteshadowlugia:
EliteShadowLugia Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. I envy, scales kill my hand whenever I try to draw them.
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:iconnfeyrna:
nFeyrna Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It looks like a simple piece at first glance but upon closer look there is just so much detail in a simple and beautiful scene. I love what you have done here. =D
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Its a simple idea..but that doesn't stop me with the details. Thanks :)
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:iconashtonoir:
Ashtonoir Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent, it's so simple, and yet still so amazing.
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Thanks! I like to keep things simple...and amazing :D
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:iconashtonoir:
Ashtonoir Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
As always.
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:iconanistrada:
Anistrada Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
not sure about the lights, but dragon is really good...
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Thanks. And please elaborate about the lighting. Too bright, too warm, lights not reflecting right, etc. My focus on this was the lighting.
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:iconanistrada:
Anistrada Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
well, it looks like there are two source of light. One, on the background - sun. And the other one from left side. If there are two, mountains shadows do not match.
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Hmm, I see that. I did use a reference of how light hits mountains in this kind of scene but failed to remember that the more in front an object is from the light source the more darker it appears. I painted the mountains before the sun and didn't see the error afterwards.
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:icontheirondragonbrigade:
TheIronDragonBrigade Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just wondering but what size do you usually make your canvas on Photoshop when you draw? i usually get confused with inches and pixels, they all look the same, but when i read it it turns out some of my drawings are like 5 feet wide O_O its hard to tell on a screen
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:icontsitra360:
Tsitra360 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
I usually start off my drawings the size of my monitor...which is 24" diagonally. That is roughly 1920 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high. Its a decent painting size for getting good details in paintings. If I ever wanted to print out my paintings *like poster size*, I would bump up the pixels to around 3 to 4 times that much. For billboards, 8 to 9 times, but seriously I don't think I would paint at that size.

Another thing to consider, is the dots per inch density, or dpi. I like working at 300dpi so I can really zoom in to paint details, like the eyes. However, the web naturally shows 72dpi. So when submitting a picture DA has to compress your image to that level. So I normally compress my painting myself so I can have better control over the clarity of the pixels.

This information may be over your head for now, but reading through how-tos and manuals through the years it eventually gets embedded in your mind, haha.
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